View Full Version : How to make a Victorian Bonnet?

10-18-2010, 03:03 AM
Weird request I know but I have to put together a historically accurate costume for a woman between 1850-1870 and all I have left to make is the bonnet. Ive looked around for ways to make the stupid thing but everything I've found is either horrifically complicated or ends up looking so tacky that I wouldnt dare wear it.

Anyone know a relativly simple way to make a bonnet thats accurate and believable?



10-18-2010, 09:31 PM
Do you have a picture of what you want to make? Bonnets like this (http://www.darlinganddash.com/strawbonnet.html) happen to be in fashion in lolita right now, so there are several tutorials for them floating around... but I dunno if it's what you're after.

10-19-2010, 02:06 AM
Omg thats perfect!! Thank you so much. Ive been trying to find something like that for weeks and was having the hardest time trying to find something that would work. This will make getting my bonnet done much easier.